Sales Culture Articles

What IS a Win?

How do you define a “win? Is it the BIG final victory after a long battle to secure that order, a job or a new client? Alternatively, is it something that we can look at and say, “that’s a good next step or progress, and that’s a win.” The answer lies in both avenues of …

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Succeed or (Fail) Before You Say a Word. Part Three.

The third and final installment in my series on the intersection of sales culture and the power of presence. Presence and the Science of Behavioral Economics Sometimes people ask “Is Presence that powerful?” It’s a fair question. The answer is to think about how we feel when someone is not Present with us. We know …

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You are Compelling.

I have been watching people for many years, and I have come to a few necessary and very unscientific conclusions about people who are successful at selling themselves and those who are not. Frankly, it’s not rocket science. It’s just common sense. Moreover, some confidence. You have something that you are genuinely excited about. You …

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Eight Easy and Painless Tips for Great Networking

Many people have no idea of what good networking is. They think it’s a business card exchange or going to an event and counting down the minutes till they can leave. That’s not networking. That is just going through motions, and it has little to no long-term value. Networking is a lifelong commitment and it’s …

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Smashing the Sales Stereotype. Part One.

I have established and framed my entire speaking career based on one very simple statement: “everyone’s in sales”. Three words that when embraced are the key to anyone wishing to get ahead and achieving your personal and professional goals. Three words that have such a significant impact that it tends to confuse, aggravate and mystify …

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Smashing the Sales Stereotype. Part Two.

Recently I shared my thoughts on the need to “smash the stereotype of sales” once and for all. Interesting It was one of my lowest read articles, which tells me that people just don’t want to be a salesperson! Sorry, that ship has sailed! What is sales anyway? It’s something that is intertwined in every conversation and …

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Are You Approachable?

I love to people watch. I enjoy trying to “figure someone out” by watching how they interact and engage people. One thing I attempt to assess and measure is if you are you indeed someone people feel comfortable approaching and speaking with? Do you hold yourself in that way that people sense and feel that you …

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